Much of our strength lies in the skills and commitment of our consultants. We particularly encourage excellence, teamwork across the entire organisation, and dedication to our clients.
Our combined experience in corporate advisory has provided us with a far-reaching network of relationships, and the expertise needed to provide our clients with the highest level of service.
We have the perfect blend of experience to advise business owners and management teams on both the commercial and technical aspects required to ensure a successful transaction. Prior to joining Mergers & Acquisitions, between them the Directors have set up, acquired (including by MBO), run and successfully sold their own businesses.
Ross Goldstein - Perth
Managing Director WA, Group Director
Ross is the founding director of Mergers & Acquisitions. He previously held senior positions in sales and marketing with several world-leading companies and has worked out of the UK, South Africa and Australia.
Following accounting and legal studies, Ross started one of Australia’s largest business broking operations that he later sold to a publicly listed company. He has been involved in several start-up businesses including food related and on-line marketing.
Ross has attended conferences around the world on subjects that impact upon this industry and has been a regular lecturer and trainer on the subject.
Brad Garside - Perth
Associate Director - B.Com, ACA, FINSIA
Brad commenced his career as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and has a strong background in mergers & acquisitions. He has held senior management roles in ASX listed companies, private equity firms and in one of Western Australia's largest not for profit organisations. Brad has also owned several businesses.
Brad has over 30 years' experience in corporate advisory roles, with a deep understanding of mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and business model development. Brad's experience includes the not-for-profit sector, retirement and aged care, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, childcare, tourism and mining services.
Jeff Roberts - Perth
B.Bus, G. Cert. App Fin (Sec Inst), CPA
Jeff has been with Mergers & Acquisitions for 20 years and specialises in sales of large businesses across all industries to Australian and International buyers.
Jeff is a member of CPA Australia, has a Bachelor of Business Degree and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment. He has a strong background in commerce having spent around 16 years in senior accounting & finance positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for a number of ASX listed companies. His experience includes roles with companies in mining, exploration, resources services, merchant banking, stockbroking, insurance broking, R&D and manufacturing.
Jeff has a great deal of experience in large and often complex business sale transactions as well as business valuations across a wide range of industries. He has personally handled or lead teams involved in more than 100 business sales ranging in price from several million dollars to in excess of $100 million.
Mal Walker - Sydney
Managing Director - MBA, Dip. Accounting, Dip. Marketing
Mal is an experienced CEO having led businesses such as Maytag, Strongform and Camfil. Previously Mal held senior commercial roles with 3M, Southcorp Appliances and Southcorp Wines.
Mal’s business experience includes both corporate and private equity spanning a broad range of industries including industrial products, consumer appliances, wine, retail and import distribution.
Mal was the founding CEO of Strongform and partnered with ANZ Private Capital. Mal originated, led and oversaw several acquisitions including due diligence and portfolio company profit improvement initiatives for Strongform.
Mal has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University. Over the past 30 years Mal has a strong track record of growing businesses organically and through acquisition.
Nicholas Martin - Melbourne
Director Victoria - B.Com, CPA
Nick is a member of CPA Australia and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce. Nick commenced working in finance and progressed through financial, operational and management positions with private and listed organisations in the manufacturing, engineering, industrial services, construction and chemical industries. His career has included roles in Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Most recently, Nick spent six years working in the Mergers & Acquisitions arena for a major private Australian organisation. He was involved in the development of M&A strategies, target identification, vendor negotiations, due diligence and completion and transition management. Nick’s experience includes completion of a range of asset and share transactions up to $150 million.
Jim Grevell - Brisbane
Jim is a former Lawyer with over 25 years’ experience providing commercial advice to small and medium businesses, including sale and acquisition transactions.
After facilitating the sale of his legal practice, Jim entered the Mergers and Acquisitions field in 2014 and brings an analytical, strategic and transactional strength to the Mergers and Acquisitions team.